- SCU_HQ wrote:
- A pair of talented guys working under the name of one24thscale post similar style photos on Flickr. Most of their work isn't quite as convincing as was Smith's, but sometimes they hit a home run in the believability game:
You're certainly right about their work lacking the "believability" of Smith's.
They so often just miss getting the scale of the background right, or what's even more obvious is the placing of their cars in a position where a real car would not be able to manoeuvre into unless it was dropped in by a helicopter. Like too many things behind it that would have been impossible to drive through.....and maybe a pond right in front.
Looks like fancy advertising brochure work?
They are ones for VERY bright colours too, which I think always look a bit toy-like...specially if it's realism you're trying to achieve.
Maybe they are using the "art" setting on their camera which super-exaggerates colour, but colours in real life are always muted and dimmed by distance. (Da Vinci recognised this. Aerial perspective.)
So many of their backgrounds manage to look very stagey too.
Michael Paul Smith was a true master of the genre and I have yet to see his equal. And he always made it look so easy, although of course we realise it wasn't.
His sense of composition was impeccable too.
All part of his superb ability.
Can you recommend any particular book on his work, preferably well illustrated?